The generous contributions of these community-minded, local businesses help to make the Mount Prospect Garage Sale Weekend possible.
How does it work? Why should I register? What do I get by registering?
The Garage sale weekend will be May 20, 21 & 22, 2016 (Fri.-Sun.) There is no cost to participate.
Each participating resident will conduct their own garage sale as they would any other time of year. The difference will be that hundreds of other homes will also be conducting their garage sales the same weekend. The benefit is that thousands of shoppers attend the village-wide garage sale weekend. The huge number of garage sales draw more people, thus improving your chances of selling more merchandise.
Picket Fence Realty will provide a Daily Herald ad for the sale that will run from Thursday through Sunday (actual sale dates are Friday, Saturday & Sunday only).
Registering will assure that your home appears on the garage sale map. We print 10,000 maps that will be available to the shoppers the weekend of the sale. Each participating home is represented by a house-shaped icon at (near) your home's location. Addresses do not appear on the map itself. Shoppers can also download a list of participating home alphabetical by street name. This list is available on MPGarageSale.com beginning Wednesday, May 18 and is removed from the site on Monday, May 23.
MPGarageSale.com - Garage Sale participants will be able to not only sign up on-line, but you will also be able to place a FREE website ad for your upcoming garage sale. You can add photos and elaborate on your major sale items. Website visitors can search the ads and routinely contact sellers prior to the sale (via the anonymous email link).
Picket Fence Realty will also provide you with 2 "neon green Garage Sale" signs for your parkway, as well as for the corner of your block.
Picket Fence Realty will also provide you with the required village permit. The signs and permit are available for pickup after April 1, at Picket Fence Realty in downtown Mount Prospect see locator map.
Last year, 389 homes participated in the "Mount Prospect Garage Sale Weekend".
WGN - Channel 9 News called Mount Prospect's Garage Sale Weekend "Illinois' Largest Group Garage Sale.".
If you haven't joined the Mount Prospect Garage Sale Weekend in the past... now is your chance to join. Ask your neighbors if they will join too.
Best of all, it's FREE, so sign up now!